Patents Examined by Thaddeus Cox
  • Patent number: 10099031
    Abstract: A system for soothing an agitated patient, including a motor, a linkage operationally connected to the motor, an armature operationally connected to the linkage, and a lifelike hand connected to the armature. Energization of the motor enables the lifelike hand to move in a generally circular, rubbing motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Inventors: Dorothy Ungerleider, John Harrison Ungerleider
  • Patent number: 10092251
    Abstract: The plan CT is described to generate dual energy (DRR) that stimulates the treatment time radiographs in order to prospectively evaluate the angles in which issues for the template matching algorithm are present, and thus the visibility of the tumor. The present invention uses template matching to quantify the “trackability” of the target from different angles or directions. The peak-to-side lobe ratio is used to measure trackability. The results of this process influence treatment planning. For example, based on the outcome, either less or no dose is planned for the angles in which the location of the templates cannot be verified and thus, the tumor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Varian Medical Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary Fredric Virshup, Hassan Mostafavi
  • Patent number: 10092778
    Abstract: A treatment device (100) and a treatment system are provided. The treatment device (100) is suitable for temporarily or permanently placing a therapeutic device (112) in a part of a corpus of a living being. The treatment device (100) comprises an elongated body (102) for being inserted in the part of the corpus. The elongated body (102) comprises a channel (110) and an impedance sensor element (104). The channel (110) is for guiding the therapeutic device (112) to a specific position (PI) within the channel (110) and/or for holding the therapeutic device (112) at a specific position (PI) within the channel (110). The impedance sensor element (1040) is configured to be coupled to a detection device for detecting the presence of the therapeutic device (112) at the specific position (PI) on basis of a change of a signal provided by the impedance sensor element (104).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Dirk Binnekamp, Leonardus Jozef Lucas Maria Koch, Funda Sahin Nomaler, Aditya Mehendale, Maurice Hubertus Elisabeth Van Der Beek
  • Patent number: 10092769
    Abstract: A system and a method for therapeutic treatment of biological tissue using weak magnetic fields. In accordance with one embodiment, the system comprises: a magnetic field transducer for transducing electrical currents into magnetic fields; a sheet or disk made of high-permeability material and disposed on one side of the magnetic field transducer, but removable therefrom; and a current source coupled to the magnetic field transducer for supplying electrical current thereto. A magnetic beam produced by the interaction of the sheet of high-permeability material with a magnetic field produced by the magnetic field transducer has a profile which is a function of the composition, geometry and thickness of the high-permeability material. Preferably the high-permeability material has a relative permeability value greater than 10,000.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Aerotel Ltd.
    Inventors: Mickey Scheinowitz, Eli Nhaissi, Ely Levine, Daniel Giler
  • Patent number: 10085907
    Abstract: Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation systems and methods of use are disclosed. Several publications and patent documents are cited throughout the specification in order to describe the state of the art to which this invention pertains. Full citations of these references can be found throughout the specification. Each of these citations is incorporated herein by reference as though set forth in full.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
    Inventors: Alan Flake, Emily Partridge, Marcus Davey
  • Patent number: 10085829
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided for applying a restrictive fiber matrix to a conduit to create a graft device. A rotating assembly rotates the conduit, and a polymer delivery assembly delivers the restrictive fiber matrix. A controller controls the polymer deliver assembly and the rotating assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Neograft Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Lorenzo Soletti, Mohammed S. El-Kurdi, Jon McGrath, Liem Vu, J. Christopher Flaherty
  • Patent number: 10080912
    Abstract: A mucosal dose control radiotherapy apparatus using magnetic fields includes: a radiation generator irradiating radiation toward a tumor region of a patient; a magnetic field generator forming a magnetic field in a body of the patient; and a controller controlling a radiation dose transmitted from the radiation generator to the tumor region of the patient by adjusting a direction and a strength of the magnetic field of the magnetic field generator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Inventors: Jung Won Kwak, Nuri Hyun Jung, Kyoung Jun Yoon, Byoung Chul Cho, Seung Do Ahn, Sang Wook Lee
  • Patent number: 10080909
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for loading brachytherapy carriers with radioactive seeds in order to implement brachytherapy treatment protocols with more precise and predictable dosimetry. These apparatuses and methods enable a medical team to create a radionuclide carrier for each patient and tumor reliably, reproducibly and efficiently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: GT Medical Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: David Brachman, Evan Fram, Heyoung McBride, Peter Nakaji, Theresa Thomas, Emad Youssef
  • Patent number: 10080911
    Abstract: A system for estimating a dose from a radiation therapy plan includes a memory that stores machine-readable instructions and a processor communicatively coupled to the memory, the processor operable to execute the instructions to subdivide a representation of a volume of interest into voxels. The processor also determines distances between a planned radiation field origin and each respective voxel. The processor further computes geometry-based expected (GED) metrics based on the distances, a plan parameter, and a field strength parameter. The processor sums the metrics to yield an estimated dose received by the volume of interest from the planned radiation field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignees: Varian Medical Systems, Inc., Varian Medical Systems International AG.
    Inventors: Corey Zankowski, Janne Nord, Maria Isabel Cordero Marcos, Joona Hartman, Jarkko Peltola, Esa Kuusela
  • Patent number: 10083786
    Abstract: An electrical system including multiple bodies having an underlying structure resembling a double helix may be arranged and used, to produce useful electromagnetic effects for various applications, including therapy and the promotion of growth in organisms and organic matter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Inventors: David G. Schmidt, Terrence S. McGrath
  • Patent number: 10076632
    Abstract: A computing device provides soothing output for a user. The computing device determines a type of soothing output that will soothe the user. The computing device provides the type of soothing output to the user. The computing device determines the level of distress of the user in response to the type of soothing output. The computing device modifies the first type of soothing output to a second type of soothing output if the level of distress meets or exceeds a threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Minkyong Kim, Min Li, Clifford A. Pickover, Valentina Salapura
  • Patent number: 10076647
    Abstract: Systems and methods of localizing or delivery cells, biologics and/or drugs to a specific target area to treat pelvic health disorders are provided. A treatment composition including cells, biologics and/or drugs are associated with magnetic particulates, and the positioning of these materials is facilitated through use of a magnetic field-generating device that is configured to be placed on or into a pelvic anatomical structure. Certain embodiments directed to the treatment of ED in male patients can include a cell based therapy system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Natalie Ann Borgos, Tania M. Schroeder, David J. Yonce, Robert E. Lund, Suranajan Roychowdhury
  • Patent number: 10070979
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device for implementing an explorable stomach gastric bypass apt to be implanted in a patient who needs it. In particular, such device comprises a main body having at least one elastic portion made of silicone material and a covering element of the main body itself that in turn comprises an extensible portion. The extensible portion is positioned at the elastic portion and characterizes in that it comprises an excess of material compared to the size of the elastic portion itself.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Inventor: Francesco Lesti
  • Patent number: 10064775
    Abstract: An incubator is provided that prevents damage to the arm of an operator when an arm abuts against the upper end segment of a baby guard relatively hard while inserting the arm into an infant accommodation space. The walls of the baby guards around the infant accommodation space have bent segments that are sufficiently strong to serve as a guard structure on the periphery of the infant accommodation space. Each of the bent segments in the upper end segments of the walls includes an inclined segment and a substantially horizontal segment integrally connected to a distal end of the inclined segment. At least some of the walls can pivot between upward and downward positions, thereby closing or revealing cassette trays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Atom Medical Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuo Matsubara, Terumi Matsubara, Masato Honda, Yutaka Sekiguchi, Keisuke Wakabayashi
  • Patent number: 10065035
    Abstract: The present application discloses systems and methods for transmitting configuration between a command module and a stimulation module of a hearing prosthesis. In accordance with at least some embodiments of the disclosed systems and methods, a hearing prosthesis determines that a block of configuration data is queued for transmission. In response to this determination, the hearing prosthesis divides the amount of queued configuration data into a plurality of configuration data fragments and transmits the data fragments separately. In some embodiments, the command module appends each configuration data fragment to a different packet of stimulation commands and transmits to the stimulation module appended stimulation packets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Cochlear Limited
    Inventors: Koen Van den Heuvel, Koen Van Herck
  • Patent number: 10064255
    Abstract: The invention relates to a lighting system (100) and a method for controlling lighting conditions in a room (R). The lighting system (100) comprises a controller (101) for controlling internal light sources (121, 122) and at least one actuator (131, 141) for changing the amount of external light entering the room (R). Moreover, at least one sensor (111,112, 31,141) is provided for detecting a parameter relating to the actual or to a desired lighting level of the room (R). Thus it is possible to control the lighting of the room (R) according to a predetermined schedule, particularly with a circadian rhythm that can reduce delirium in a patient (P). The actuator may for example comprise means (141) for closing or opening curtains (142) in front of a window (W).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Inventors: Andre Melon Barroso, Thomas Falck
  • Patent number: 10058505
    Abstract: Magnetic drug-loaded polymeric particles are used in a transscleral drug delivery method. In the synthesis process of the aforementioned magnetic drug-loaded polymeric particles, therapeutic agents, along with a magnetic agent are encapsulated in a polymer. The aforementioned magnetic drug-loaded particles can be placed near the outer surface of the sclera, and then a magnetic field can be applied in front of the eye to pull these magnetic drug-loaded particles to the outer surface of the sclera, where these particles adhere to the outer surface of the sclera and thus, the orbital clearance of the particles is eliminated or reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Inventors: Zeynab Mousavikhamene, Mohammad Jafar Abdekhodaie, Hamid Ahmadieh
  • Patent number: 10052499
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a radiopharmaceutical distribution device. Thus, the present invention provides the radiopharmaceutical distribution device comprising: a vial for storing an object selected from radiopharmaceuticals or radioactive isotopes; an object supply unit which checks radioactivity by extracting the object stored inside the vial as much as a set amount so as to temporarily store or discharge the same, and which measures radioactivity of the residual object of the discharged object; a saline solution supply unit which is selectively communicated with the object supply unit so as to discharge a saline solution that is to be mixed with the extracted object; and an injection part for storing the object having a specific radioactivity and discharged from the object supply unit and the saline solution of a set volume discharged from the saline solution supply unit in a mixed state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: UNITEKO CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Geunmo Kim
  • Patent number: 10057696
    Abstract: Provided are a vibration transducer and an implantable hearing aid device. In one embodiment, the implantable hearing aid device includes a signal processing part implantable in a subject, the signal processing part processing a signal from a microphone to output a sound signal, a sound transmission tube configured for transmitting the sound signal to a round window of the subject, and a bellows member disposed at an end side of the sound transmission tube to transmit vibration due to the sound signal to the round window. In other embodiment, the implantable hearing aid device includes a signal processing part implantable in a subject, the signal processing part processing a signal from a microphone to output an electrical signal, a vibration generation part configured for receiving the electrical signal to generate vibration, and a bellows member disposed at an end side of the vibration generation part to transmit the vibration to a round window of the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Inventors: Jin-Ho Cho, Ki Woong Seong, Jyung Hyun Lee, Hyung Gyu Lim, Dong Ho Shin
  • Patent number: 10046172
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems and methods for providing a portable magnetic field therapy system for treatment of diseases and adverse health conditions, such as cancer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Nativis, Inc.
    Inventors: John T. Butters, Bennett M. Butters, Mike Ammerman, Scott Conway, Robert Fish, Larry Hood, Jared Nathanson, Kevin Oberkramer, Kathryn Kukulka, Andrew March